Green Burial

Warren-McElwain Mortuary & Cremation Services offers a diversity of products and services designed to meet the needs of those we serve. The following is a directory of some of those services.


Traditional Funeral Services (Chapel or Church)
The body is present for the service.
May be religious or secular in content.
May request a visitation the day of the service or the night before.

Graveside Services
Cemetery of your choice.
May replace a chapel or church service.
May request a visitation the day of the service or the night before.
Called a “graveside inurnment” service for cremation.

Memorial Service
May be held at the chapel, church, care facility, or another location of choice.
The body is not present.

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Friendly Lobby and Greeting Area
Spacious Chapel
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Arrangement & Conference
Comfortable Visitation Room
(1 of 4)


Cremation Services:

Contemporary Cremation
Similar to a Traditional Funeral with the body present (embalming), and viewing. Cremation occurs after the ceremony.
Use ceremonial casket (rental) or cremation casket.
May request a visitation the day of the service or the night before.
Selection of urns available.

Traditional Cremation
Memorial Service, limited viewing (no embalming).
Cremation takes place as soon as paperwork is complete.
Choice of minimum container or cremation casket.
Selection of urns available.

Direct Cremation
No services or ceremony. No embalming.
Minimum container or cremation casket.
Cremation occurs as soon as paperwork is complete.
May request a visitation or a memorial gathering with no ceremony.
Selection of urns available.

Green (Natural) Burial
No embalming.
Limited viewing.
Refrigeration is used until the day of burial.
May use the Natural Burial Section at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence.
Selection of natural burial caskets and containers are available.
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Cemetery Arrangements (Warren-McElwain Mortuary is able to service all cemeteries.)

  • Burial Spaces
  • Mausoleum Crypts
  • Burial Vaults
  • Niches for Cremation Urns
  • Monuments and Markers. (We have a full line.)


  • Caskets
  • Ceremonial (Rental) and Cremation Caskets
  • Green (Natural) caskets
  • Monuments and Markers
  • Cremation Urns
  • Memorialization Items
  • DVD Video Tributes
  • Webcasting – Lawrence Location Only
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Selection Room for Urns and Green Burial
The Casket Selection Room

Other Services

  • Arrange for Certified Funeral Celebrant for non-religious service
  • Arrange for scattering of ashes at sea
  • Transfer (Shipping) Services
  • Full Body Donations to KU Medical Center
  • Assistance with Organ Banks for Tissue Donations

Veterans Services

  • Advise & Assist with Veterans Burials & Benefits
  • Information on National Cemeteries


  • Grief Support referrals

Please feel free to contact us at (785) 843-1120 or regarding any questions that you may have on any of the above services or for more specific details.